Thursday, April 19, 2018

Patriotic Musings

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
   And fired the shot heard round the world.*

April 19th, 2018, marks the 243rd Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts,as well as the long retreat of the Redcoats along battle Road back to (perceived) safety in Boston.
Is this the most 'Murica photograph ever?
Is it coincidence that Tax Day comes just before Patriot Day?

Captain Parker's orders to the Colonial Militia

Is it coincidence that Patriot Day is also Israel's Independence Day?

"The Shot Heard 'Round The World."
Massachusetts Militia resists the Redcoats.

*First verse of Concord Hymn, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

FUnny how that seems to work out, isn't it!